Cluckers offers chicken and ‘pig wings’

sokamoto@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 29, 2009 

Cluckers Wings & Things is in the same space as the old Ben’s Wings & Things, 1208 First Ave.

They’re different restaurants with different owners, though they have similar menus.

Shadé Barbree opened the chicken wings and pork ribs, what she calls “pig wings,” restaurant about a month ago. She decided to call pork ribs pig wings when she opened a similar restaurant in Chicago in 1986.

“We’re doing pretty well,” said Sharon Wade, the day manager.

Cluckers looks completely different from Ben’s. The restaurant is filled with light, and you don’t get to see the food being prepared. The kitchen has been moved to the back of the restaurant, which opens the rest of the space for tables and chairs.

Wings are the first thing on the menu. And you can get them with 14 homemade sauces made at the restaurant. Flavors not only include mild and hot, of course, but also diablo (with chopped jalapenos), honey BBQ, spicy honey mustard and lime pepper.

Wings range from $4.99 for six to $55.99 for 100. The combo meal includes fries and a drink, and its price ranges $6.98 for six to $12.50 for 24.

The pig wings are $5.99 for the three-piece to $9.99 for the seven-piece.

These ribs are fried and served with fries.

Can’t make up your mind? Try the Cluckers Combo of three wings, three ribs, fries and a drink for $7.99.

Don’t want either? There are chicken fingers, which range in price from $5.99 for six “fingers” to $23.99 for 50. The sauces are extra and cost a quarter.

Sandwiches include Chicken Finger, Reuben and Club, all $5.50 each. The C-Town Bull Burger is $6, the Philly Cheese is $6.85, the Chicken Philly is $6.85 and the BBQ Chicken sandwich is $6.50.

Wraps are $4.99; flavors include Southwestern Chicken, Buffalo Chicken and Chicken Garden.

Salads more your thing? The Garden is $3.49; Chef’s is $6.99 and Chicken Finger is $6.49.

Cluckers Wings & Things, 1208 First Ave., 706-507-0321

Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Atmosphere: A pleasant, high-ceilinged, light-filled restaurant with hard-wood floors and exposed brick walls. There are flat-screen televisions on the wall.

Beverages: Iced tea and bottled soft drinks and water for $1.75 each.

Main dishes: Chicken and pig wings. Chicken wings come in 15 different flavors and so do the pig (pork ribs) wings. Flavors include mild and hot, of course, but also Diablo (with chopped up jalapeno), BBQ, Spicy Honey Mustard, Lime Pepper and Lemon Lime. They are all handmade at the restaurant. And if you don’t like sauce you can have them without. Ask for them “naked.”

Side items: Fries ($1.99) and chips ($1).

Specialty diets: You can get a garden salad for $3.49. Otherwise, it’s a meat-eaters’ type of place.

What to wear: Casual, though during the day, because it’s downtown, you’ll see lots of business folks.

Who to bring: Anyone who loves wings and things.

Of note: The homemade sauces are really, really good.

The bottom line: If you can’t decide between the chicken and pork wings, you’re in luck. The Cluckers Combo features three wings and three ribs, plus fries and a drink for $7.99.

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